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Old 04-22-2005, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the story. I am thinking of getting an Asus A8N SLI-Deluxe Mobo.

I also am thinking of the PCI-Express graphics cards.

One that seem around a good price are:

XFX Geforce 6200 256 MB PCI-Express Graphics Card
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Sapphire ATI Radeon X600Pro 256 MB DDR3 PCI-Express Graphics

Which one is overall better. Also seeing as it is an SLI motherboard and the Gefroce is SLI ready?
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would say the ATI but im just guessing.
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If you are going to do SLI for any reason, then you should use 2 6800's

Everyone around here says that the 6200's are garbage, and I dont believe ATI does SLI yet.
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Don't get the Asus board.

I would try to go for at least a 6600gt if you are looking for a card like that. don't worry about it being 128MB, it will kick ***.

Can't vouch for that ATI, but compare the ATI x800 to the 6600gt. Basically same performance, give or take some frames in certain games.
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ATI is trying to make their own sli i believe. and yes the 6200's are garbage.
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The 6200 seems to be marginally better:
http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...222/index.html

The 6200, nor the X600 are SLI-ready:
http://www.slizone.com/content/slizone/learn.html

If you are looking for the lowest-end SLI-ready vid card, you will looking for the 6600GT.
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BUT BE ADVISED!!!!

IF YOU ARE BUYING TWO CARDS FOR SLI... DO NOT BUY TWO 6600GT'S!!! INSTEAD GET ONE 6800GT, AND SAVE FOR ANOTHER LATER

One 6800gt performes way better then two, and with two 6800gts its insane.
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Any specific reason you are wanting to get one of those lower end cards? If you are, get the 6200. It beats out the X600 on nearly every benchmark. However, I would save and get a 6600 GT or 6800 GT.
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Go for a 6600GT it's just a bit more expensive if you get refurb (150$)
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